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The Library of the Leo Baeck Institute, New York (LBI) is the foremost research library devoted to the history of German-speaking Jews. Its 80,000-volume library and extensive archival and art collections represent the most significant repository of primary source material and scholarship on the Jewish communities of Central Europe over the past five centuries.

German-speaking Jews had a history marked by individual as well as collective accomplishments and played a significant role in shaping art, science, business, and political developments in the modern era, as evidenced by the continuing relevance of figures such as Moses Mendelssohn, Albert Einstein, and Franz Kafka.

DigiBaeck: Leo Baeck Institute's Digital Collections

LBI is committed to preserving this legacy and has digitized over 3.5 million pages of documents from its collections—from rare renaissance books to the personal correspondence of luminaries and ordinary people alike, to community histories and official documents. A large portion of these collections were digitized by and are hosted here at Internet Archive.

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The Leo Baeck Institute New York
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The bulk of this collection consists of genealogical research materials about George Vladar's maternal side, the Jewish families Biheller from Cieszyn (Teschen), Poland and Perl/ Tugenthat from Bielsko-Biala (Poland), and on his paternal side, the non-Jewish Hungarian family Vladar and the non- Jewish Austrian Family Bittermann (various spellings) and Muehler (various spellings). The collection consists of numerous family trees, birth and death certificates, school reports, and a correspondence...
Topics: Jews, Interfaith marriage
The Leo Baeck Institute New York
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The Leo Baeck Institute New York
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The bulk of this collection consists of genealogical research materials about George Vladar's maternal side, the Jewish families Biheller from Cieszyn (Teschen), Poland and Perl/ Tugenthat from Bielsko-Biala (Poland), and on his paternal side, the non-Jewish Hungarian family Vladar and the non- Jewish Austrian Family Bittermann (various spellings) and Muehler (various spellings). The collection consists of numerous family trees, birth and death certificates, school reports, and a correspondence...
Topics: Jews, Interfaith marriage
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by Strauss, Herbert Arthur, 1918-2005. LBI
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Herbert Strauss, 1968, 1992
Topics: Strauss, Herbert Arthur, Grumach, Ernst, Strauss, Lotte, American Federation of Jews from Central...
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by Oliven, Klaus, 1918-
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Chronicle divided into sections on the Oliven, Schottländer, and Meyer families from the 18th through the 20th centuries as well as an autobiographical memoir by Klaus Oliven
Topics: Rideamus, b. 1874, Meyer (Family : Hannover, Germany), Oliven (Family : Berlin, Germany), Reifen...
Source: folio
The Leo Baeck Institute New York
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LBI Non-indexed Items
by Mosse, George L., 1918-1999
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George Mosse, 1991, 1996
Topics: Mosse, George L., 1918-1999, Lehmann, Landerziehungsheim Schondorf, Antisemitism, Bibliographies,...
The Leo Baeck Institute New York
by Witting family
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Family trees pertaining to the Witting family from 1767 onwards
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Topics: Genealogy, genealogy
Source: folio
The Leo Baeck Institute New York
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by Strauss, Herbert Arthur, 1918-2005. LBI
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Herbert Strauss, 1968, 1992
Topics: Strauss, Herbert Arthur, Grumach, Ernst, Strauss, Lotte, American Federation of Jews from Central...
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by Gutmann, Micheline; Cohen-Vanderheym family
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Genealogical study of the Cohen-Vanderheym family 1799-1994 (by Micheline Gutmann, 1997); GenAmi bulletin (Spring 1998)
Source: folio
The Leo Baeck Institute New York
by Roseman family
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All materials are photocopies. The collection contains family trees of the Rosenman 1855-1995; Roseman vital and naturalization documents 1910-1950; family tree of the descendants of Chana Axelrad 1855-1930
Topic: Genealogy
Source: folio
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by Strauss, Herbert Arthur, 1918-2005. LBI
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Herbert Strauss, 1968, 1992
Topics: Strauss, Herbert Arthur, Grumach, Ernst, Strauss, Lotte, American Federation of Jews from Central...
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by Kantorowicz, Ernst Hartwig, 1895-1963. LBI
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Topics: Theresienstadt (Concentration camp), Loyalty oaths, Historians, Jews, College teachers, Political...
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The Leo Baeck Institute New York
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[BOX 1 (AR 136: Original Collection / AR 5152: Helen Dukas Collection)]:
Topics: Dukas, Helen, Einstein, Elsa, 1876-1936, Elisabeth, Queen, consort of Albert I, King of the...
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The Leo Baeck Institute New York
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Research Foundation for Jewish Immigration, August 1978
Topics: Jewish architects, Jews, German
Source: folio
The Leo Baeck Institute New York
by Rosenthal family
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Herb Mautner, 1991
Topics: Rosenthal family, Rosenthal, Menahem, Rosenthal, Heinrich
Source: folio
The Leo Baeck Institute New York
by Benda family
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"Genealogy of the Benda family" by Ernst Benda, September 28, 1901 (German), translated by Gerd T.A. Benda, February 1995 containing genealogical information from 1746-1995 regarding Benda and Riess families
Topics: Benda, Ernst, Benda family, Riess family, Genealogy
Source: folio
The Leo Baeck Institute New York
by Roth, Joseph, 1894-1939
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Topics: Roth, Joseph, 1894-1939, Exiled Jewish authors
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The Leo Baeck Institute New York
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Richard Kobler, 1968
Topics: Kobler, Franz 1882-1965, Napoleon I, Emperor of the French 1769-1821, Churchill, Charles H....
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This collection documents the historical and genealogical work of the teacher and genealogist Berthold Rosenthal. It contains extensive information on the history of Jews in Baden, as well as genealogical information on several families
Topics: Germania Judaica (Cologne, Germany), Universitaet Heidelberg
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Leo Baeck Institute Archives
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by Deutsche Jüdische Soldaten Exhibition
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Draft manuscript for the exhibition catalog 'Deutsche jüdische Soldaten'
Topics: World War, 1914-1918, Jewish soldiers
Source: folio
The Leo Baeck Institute New York
by Concert Programs
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Assorted programs (1885-1932)
Topic: Music
Source: folio
Leo Baeck Institute Archives
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The collection contains family trees of the Hutzler and Millhiser families. The Hutzler family tree includes the descendants of Moses Hutzler from the mid 18th to late 20th century with birth and death dates. The family tree is accompanied by indices arranged alphabetically by family members' last names, additional biographical notes on some family members, and photographs. The Millhiser family tree includes the descendants of Arkiba Millhiser from the early 19th to late 20th century with birth...
Topics: Jews, Genealogy
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by Ludwig, Emil, 1881-1948
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This collection documents the professional life of the author and journalist Emil Ludwig. The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence with lawyers and publishers regarding his writings. In addition, there are a few personal documents and manuscripts of his writings
Topics: Ludwig, Emil 1881-1948, Tulin, Abraham 1882-1973, Jewish authors
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The Leo Baeck Institute New York
by Stanton, Charles P., 1935-2001
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The collection contains information about the following families:
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by Rosenzweig, Franz
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Franz Rosenzweig (1886-1929), philosopher and theologian, was an important personality in post-World War I German-Jewish intellectual life. He established the Freie Juedische Lehrhaus where he taught Jewish tradition and culture as part of real life experience to bring them closer to assimilated German Jewry. He wrote several philosophical works and translated the Hebrew Bible with Martin Buber. This collection contains manuscripts of many of Franz Rosenzweigs smaller works, personal items,...
Topics: Rosenzweig, Franz, 1886-1929, Buber, Martin, 1878-1965, Freies Jüdisches Lehrhaus (Frankfurt am...
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Source: folio
LBI Non-indexed Items
by Mosse, George L., 1918-1999
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[ART AND OBJECTS COLLECTION]
Topics: Mosse, George L. 1918-1999, Landerziehungsheim Schondorf, Antisemitism, Bibliographies, Genealogy,...
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The Leo Baeck Institute New York
by Berolzheimer, Michael, 1866-1942
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This collection contains documents on the history of the Berolzheimer family, as well as family trees of the Berolzheimers and related families. It includes copies of censuses, vital records, and tax lists of the Jewish communities of Berolzheim, Fuerth, Heidenheim, Mittelfranken, and Redwitz an der Rodach from the seventeenth through the nineteenth century, and photos of cemeteries and ritual objects. The Addenda include a letter from Michael Berolzheimer to Charles and Lois Berolzheimer (1939)
Topics: Bayerisches Nationalmuseum, Bayerisches Staatsarchiv Nuernberg, Gesellschaft fuer Juedische...
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The Leo Baeck Institute New York
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The collection contains correspondence with family members, newspapers, publishing houses, translators, and many prominent writers, philosophers, historians, politicians, actors, musicians, and other individuals, including Berthold Auerbach, Ferdinand Avenarius, Julius Bab, Hermann Bahr, Ludwig Bamberger, Gerson von Bleichroeder, Otto Braun, Martin Buber, Alfred Doeblin, Johann Gustav Droysen, Kurt Eisner, Paul Ernst, Ernst Feder, Lion Feuchtwanger, Heinrich Friedjung, Walter Friedlaender,...
Topics: Mauthner, Fritz 1849-1923, Jewish journalists, Jewish authors
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The Leo Baeck Institute New York
by Kelman, Kurt, 1919-2008
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Items in the collection are low-quality photocopies, and legibility is not optimal
Topics: Etman, Sylvia 1920-, Kelman, Salo 1885-1923, Weintraub, Nettie 1988-1974, Dressler, Gusti, Rath,...
Source: folio
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by Strauss, Herbert Arthur, 1918-2005
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Herbert Strauss, 1968, 1992
Topics: Strauss, Herbert Arthur, Grumach, Ernst, Strauss, Lotte, American Federation of Jews from Central...
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by Richter, John Henry 1919-1994
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John Henry Richter, 1962, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1992
Topics: Jewish bankers, Jewish capitalists and financiers, Marranos, Rabbis
The Leo Baeck Institute New York
by Foerg, Irmgard; Foerg, Irmgard; Kreutzberger, Max
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This extensive collection of clippings was begun by Max Kreutzberger, the first executive director of the Leo Baeck Institute, with the help of his assistant, Irmgard Foerg. It was continued by LBI staff after he retired. The clippings cover the years 1901 through 1989 and are mainly taken from German and English language publications such as newspapers and magazines. They are organized into three series. Series I contains clippings about individuals and is sorted alphabetically. Included are...
Source: lbiead
Topics: Jews Germany Saarbrücken Periodicals, Jews Germany Saarland Periodicals, Saarland (Germany),...
The Leo Baeck Institute New York
by Weltsch, Robert, 1891-1982
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Correspondence with family members, including letters from the front in World War I and from later years, and with other individuals, including: Solomon Adler-Rudel, Alexander Altmann, Hannah Arendt, Chaim Arlosoroff, Leo Baeck, David Baumgardt, Hugo Bergmann, Isaiah Berlin, Siegfried Bernfeld, Kurt Blumenfeld, Ilse Blumenthal-Weiss, Julie Braun-Vogelstein, Hermann Broch, Max Brod, Martin Buber, Albert Einstein, Amos Elon, Joseph Cardinal Frings, Manfred George, Nahum Glatzer, Nahum Goldmann,...
Topics: Weltsch, Robert 1891-1982, Frings, Josef, Alija Chadascha (Political party), Arbeiterfuersorgeamt...
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The Leo Baeck Institute New York
by Kohn, Hans, 1891-1971
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Papers of Hans Kohn (1891-1971), historian and lawyer, who was active in Zionist organizations. He published extensively on questions of nationalism and related topics. The collection consists of documents relating to Hans Kohn's professional experience, materials relating to his political activities, manuscripts, correspondence, diaries, materials relating to his experience in World War I and as a prisoner of war, personal documents, photos, clippings
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The Leo Baeck Institute New York
by Grossman, Otto
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Various correspondences with publishers and editors regarding manuscripts of Otto Grossman; table of contents and preface of manuscript
Topic: Grossman, Otto
Source: folio
This collection consists of a binder of clippings, booklets, correspondence and ephemera collected in a binder, pertaining to the former Jewish communities in and around the town of Nassau in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany and efforts on the part of Waltraud Becker-Hammerstein and Werner Becker Collection to preserve and promote it. This material was assembled as part of their nomination for the 2011 Obermayer German Jewish History Award. Waltraud Becker-Hammerstein and Werner Becker were...
The Leo Baeck Institute New York
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The bulk of this collection consists of genealogical research materials about George Vladar's maternal side, the Jewish families Biheller from Cieszyn (Teschen), Poland and Perl/ Tugenthat from Bielsko-Biala (Poland), and on his paternal side, the non-Jewish Hungarian family Vladar and the non- Jewish Austrian Family Bittermann (various spellings) and Muehler (various spellings). The collection consists of numerous family trees, birth and death certificates, school reports, and a correspondence...
Topics: Jews, Interfaith marriage
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Karl Heimann, 1989; 1999; 2003
Topics: Dachau (Concentration camp), World War, 1914-1918, Jews
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by Baumgardt, David 1890-1963
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The collection contains extensive correspondence of David Baumgardt including letters from the front to his family during World War I, and correspondence with Conrad Aiken, Hannah Arendt, Julius Bab, Bertha Badt-Strauss, Leo Baeck, Isaiah Berlin, Walter Benjamin, Hugo Bergmann, Kurt Blumenfeld, Ilse Blumenthal-Weiss, Martin Buber, John Dewey, Dora Edinger, Albert Einstein, Ismar Elbogen, Elisabeth Foerster-Nietzsche, Felix Frankfurter, Sigmund Freud, Georg Heym, Salomo Friedlaender (Mynona),...
Topics: Baumgardt, David 1890-1963, Baeck, Leo 1873-1956, Buber, Martin 1878-1965, Einstein, Albert...
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This collection contains a photocopy of a 1933 three-page report of non-Aryan businesses, physicians and lawyers in Kaiserslautern, as well as a forty-two page 1992 report by Bernhard H. Gerlack and Roland Paul entitled "Kaiserslauterer Juden als Opfer der Verfolgung in der Nazizeit," regarding deported Jews from Kaiserslautern.
The Leo Baeck Institute New York
by Budabin-Kula family
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Collection is comprised of photocopies of documents pertaining to the Budabin and Kula families including correspondence between family members during World War II (Czernowitz, Toronto, Cyprus), Regina Lehr family tree, David Lerner family tree, xerox of two family photographs, correspondence of Robert Burton regarding family history and a catalogue of his private holdings of historical documents. An inventory is included in one of Robert Burton's letters
Topic: genealogy
Source: folio
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by Perles, Joseph, 1835-1894
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The bulk of the material concerns the scholarly and religious career of Dr. Joseph Perles. His work is divided within the collection into sermons, academic papers, and correspondence. The sermons are handwritten in notebooks, and are often marked and notated with changes. The handwriting can be difficult to read. In both sermons and correspondence a researcher can discern much about Joseph Perless own academic and rabbinical development, as well as his role in Conservative Judaism. There is...
Topics: Perles, Felix 1874-1933, Hildesheimer, Esriel, 1820-1899, Jüdisch-Theologisches Seminar (Breslau,...
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by Strauss, Herbert Arthur, 1918-2005. LBI
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Herbert Strauss, 1968, 1992
Topics: Strauss, Herbert Arthur, Grumach, Ernst, Strauss, Lotte, American Federation of Jews from Central...
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Mrs. Hermann O. Pineas (AR 1003)
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by Sachs, Nelly, 1891-1970
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Friedrich Sally Grosshut
Topics: Sachs, Nelly, Leo Baeck Institute, Literature, Nobel Prizes, German poetry, Refugees, Jewish,...
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by Baeck, Leo
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Topics: Baeck, Leo, 1873-1956, Einstein, Albert -1955, Theresienstadt (Concentration camp), B'nai B'rith,...
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by Mosse, George L., 1918-1999
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George Mosse, 1991, 1996
Topics: Mosse, George L., 1918-1999, Lehmann, Landerziehungsheim Schondorf, Antisemitism, Bibliographies,...
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by Kahler, Erich von
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Erich Kahler (1885-1970), author and lecturer in Europe and the United States. history and culture of the Jews. New School for Social Research, in New York City. Der deutsche Charakter..
Topics: Kahler, Erich 1885-1970, Beer-Hofmann, Richard 1886-1945, Broch, Hermann 1886-1951, Buber, Martin...
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Leo Baeck Institute Archives
by Richter, John Henry 1919-1994
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This collection contains genealogical files from John Henry Richter's estate, including various family histories and genealogies
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Topics: Jewish bankers, Jewish capitalists and financiers, Marranos, Rabbis
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The Leo Baeck Institute New York
by Fried, John H. E. 1905-1990
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MF 490
Topics: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, International Criminal Police Organization, Unesco,...
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The Felix Klein Collection documents the work and life of the Vienna-born graphologist Felix Klein. Prominent among the collection is his work as a graphologist and founder of the National Society for Graphology. The papers consist of official documents, newspaper articles, publications, manuscripts and a few photographs
Topics: Dachau (Concentration camp), Graphologists
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by Schwarzschild, Leo 1891-1950
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Correspondence with individuals and organizations, including Clifford Case, Max Eastman, the Emergency Rescue Committee, Bruno Frank, Manfred George, Hermann Kesten, H.R. Knickerbocker, Alfred Knopf, Emil Ludwig, Erika Mann, Klaus Mann, James G. McDonald, Maxwell Perkins, Victor Polzer, Curt Riess, Ernst Rowohlt, Friedrich Sternthal, Max Warburg, Franz Werfel, and Carl Zuckmayer
Topics: Emergency Rescue Committee, Anti-Nazi movement, Communism, Liberalism, Jews, World War, 1939-1945
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by Salomon, Albert, 1891-1966 LBI
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Correspondence of Albert Salomon with individuals, including Charles Beard, Walter Benjamin, Arnold Brecht, Felix Frankfurter, Felix Gilbert, Waldemar Gurian, Theodor Heuss, Robert Maynard Hutchins, Herbert Lehmann, Robert Lynd, Erwin Panofsky, Talcott Parsons, Alice Salomon, Hans Schaeffer, Arthur Schlesinger Jr., Edward Shils, Adlai Stevenson, Leo Strauss, Marianne Weber, and Kurt Wolff
Topics: Salomon, Albert, 1891-1966, New School for Social Research (New York, N.Y.), Liberty, College...
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by Nerson family
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Family tree and essay pertaining to descendants of the Nerson family from Bischheim, compiled by Ernest Kallmann
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Topics: Ben-Gurion, David 1886-1973, Gurs (Concentration camp), Jewish journalists, Jews, German, Women...
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Mrs. Hermann O. Pineas (AR 1003)
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by Kahn, Arthur and Fritz
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This collection documents the professional work and personal lives of the author Arthur Kahn (1850-1928) and his son, Fritz Kahn (1888-1968). The bulk of the records are concerned with Fritz Kahn's unpublished text, entitled The Natural History of Palestine. Included are multiple drafts of chapters, illustrations, notes, and photographs with accompanying material. The collection also contains various drafts of published and unpublished essays and articles, personal and professional...
Topics: Kahn, Fritz 1888-1968, Kahn, Arthur David 1850-1928, Natural history illustrators, Natural history
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